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SP.776 / SP.786 Design for Demining, Spring 2005

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dc.contributor.author Heafitz, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Linder, Benjamin M.
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2005
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-14T06:05:08Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-14T06:05:08Z
dc.date.issued 2005-06
dc.identifier SP.776-Spring2005
dc.identifier.other SP.776
dc.identifier.other SP.786
dc.identifier.other IMSCP-MD5-37cd2aec014a6160c17879c64d0361a1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/45534
dc.description.abstract Humanitarian Demining is the process of detecting, removing and disposing of landmines. Millions of landmines are buried in more than 80 countries resulting in 20,000 civilian victims every year. MIT Design for Demining is a design course that spans the entire product design and development process from identification of needs and idea generation to prototyping and blast testing to manufacture and deployment. Technical, business and customer aspects are addressed. Students learn about demining while they design, develop and deliver devices to aid the demining community. Past students have invented or improved hand tools, protective gear, safety equipment, educational graphics and teaching materials. Some tools designed in previous years are in use worldwide in the thousands. Course work is informed by a class field trip to a US Army base for demining training and guest expert speakers. This course is sponsored by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). en
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.relation.haspart Gallery
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dc.subject SP.776 en
dc.subject SP.786 en
dc.subject humanitarian demining en
dc.subject landmines en
dc.subject landmine detection en
dc.subject landmine removal en
dc.subject landmine disposal en
dc.subject landmines in 80 countries en
dc.subject 20,000 civilian victims per year en
dc.subject MIT Design for Demining en
dc.subject product design en
dc.subject development process en
dc.subject identification of needs en
dc.subject idea generation en
dc.subject prototyping en
dc.subject blast testing en
dc.subject manufacture en
dc.subject deployment en
dc.subject demining community en
dc.subject hand tools en
dc.subject protective gear en
dc.subject safety equipment en
dc.subject educational graphics en
dc.subject teaching materials en
dc.subject field trip en
dc.subject US Army base en
dc.subject demining training en
dc.title SP.776 / SP.786 Design for Demining, Spring 2005 en
dc.title.alternative Design for Demining en
dc.audience.educationlevel Graduate
dc.audience.educationlevel Undergraduate
dc.subject.cip 141901 en
dc.subject.cip Mechanical Engineering en


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